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  • The Feds have got me wrapped up like a mummies bandages.

  • The cat cemetery on the west side of the town consisted of numbers of large brick chambers, crammed with burnt and decayed mummies, many of which had been enclosed in cat-shaped cases of wood and bronze.

  • The earliest literary papyrus is that known, from the name of its former owner, as the Prisse papyrus, and now preserved at Paris, containing a work composed in the reign of a king of the fifth dynasty, and computed to be itself of the age of upwards of 2500 years B,C. The papyri discovered in Egypt have often been found in tombs, and in the hands, or swathed with the bodies, of mummies.

  • It is of interest to note that grape-stones have been found with mummies in Egyptian tombs of not later age than 3000 years.

  • The Guanches embalmed their dead; many mummies have been found in an extreme state of desiccation, each weighing not more than 6 or 7 lb.

  • Probably no extinct animal has left such abundant evidence of its former existence; immense numbers of bones, teeth, and more or less entire carcases, or " mummies," as they may be called, having been discovered, with the flesh, skin and hair in situ, in the frozen soil of the tundra of northern Siberia.

  • The scope of the archaeologist's studies must include every department of the ancient history of man as preserved in antiquities of whatever character, be they tumuli along the Baltic, fossil skulls and graven bones from the caves of France, the flint implements, pottery, and mummies of Egypt, tablets and bas-reliefs from Mesopotamia, coins and sculptures of Greece and Rome, or inscriptions, waxen tablets, parchment rolls, and papyri of a relatively late period of classical antiquity.

  • Remains of the mummies of dogs and similar animals sacred to these deities are scattered among the debris on the hillside in abundance.

  • The tales that grains of wheat found in the cerements of Egyptian mummies have been planted and come to maturity are no longer credited, for the vital principle in the wheat berry is extremely evanescent; indeed, it is doubtful whether wheat twenty years old is capable of reproduction.

  • The larger animals were represented in mummies by the head and a selection of the bones.

  • Bones of bulls and male calves, especially crania, were collected and formed into huge ox-like mummies.

  • A single choachyte would have an interest, not always the sole interest, in a large number of mummies, and these interests could be disposed of by will or contract, bought and sold.

  • The taricheutae, or embalmers, had no permanent interest in the mummies they prepared.

  • Thanks to the great care expended on the preservation of the royal dead, although the mummies of all the other kings have disappeared, a wonderful series of the Theban kings and queens of the New Kingdom from the XVIIth Dynasty to the XXIst Dynasty has come down to us.

  • In Lower Egypt practically all the mummies have perished; but in Upper Egypt, as they were put out of reach of the inundation, the cemeteries, in spite of rifling and burning, yield immense numbers of preserved bodies and skeletons; attention has from time to time been directed to the scientific examination of these in order to ascertain race, cause of death, traces of accident or disease, and the surgical or medical processes which they had undergone during life, &c. This department of research has been greatly developed by Dr Elliott Smith in Cairo.

  • He has examined not only the more recently found of the royal mummies, but also multitudes of skeletons, &c., which have been brought from the official excavations of the government and from other work.

  • The royal mummies furnish evidence of age at death as well as of health and physical character.

  • A series of forty-four mummies of priests and priestesses of the XXIst Dynasty furnished the material for an important monograph.

  • Thus the bituminous and fatty matters found about the mummies and their wrappings were employed as a sovereign remedy, particularly for wounds and contusions, and a brisk trade began in these "exudations" of mummies.

  • Pettigrew, A History of Egyptian Mummies (London, 1834); G.

  • In the XXIst Dynasty, when tomb robberies were rife and most of their valuables had been stolen, the royal mummies were removed from place to place and at last deposited for safety in the tomb of Amenophis II.

  • About that time a party of young Germans had arisen who professed to care little for constitutionalism and other " legal mummies," but made the preservation and extension of their own nationality their sole object.

  • According to the evidence of the mummies, the Egyptians were of slender build, with dark hair and of Caucasian type.

  • Dr Elliott Smith, who has examined thousands pf skeletons and mummies of all periods, finds that the prehistoric population of Upper Egypt, a branch of the North African-MediterraneanArabian race, changed with the advent of the dynasties to a stronger type, better developed than before in skull and muscle.

  • That circumcision (though perhaps not till puberty) was regularly practised is proved by the mummies (agreeing with the testimony of Herodotus and the indications of the early tomb sculptures) until an edict of Hadrian forbade it: after that, only priests were circumcised.

  • For historical pathology the examination of mummies and skeletons is yielding good results.

  • already in the New Kingdom the wealthiest persons had their mummies laid in several coffins, each of which was gaudily painted with mythological scenes and inscriptions.

  • Glass amulets were also commonly placed upon Ptolemaic mummies.

  • the great find of royal mummies at Deir el Bahri, shows the head frightfully hacked and split, perhaps in a battle with the Hyksos.

  • an investigation took place which showed that one of the royal tombs before the western cliffs had been completely ransacked and the mummies burnt.

  • The mummies from the despoiled tombs of the kings were the object of much anxious care to the kings of this dynasty; after being removed from one tomb to another, they were finally deposited in a shaft near the temple of Deir el Bahri, where they remained for nearly three thousand years, until the demand for antiquities at last brought the plunderer once more to their hiding-place; eventually they were all secured for the Cairo museum, where they may now be seen.

  • The contents of the tombs have been nearly destroyed by successive plunderers; enough remained to show that rich jewellery was placed on the mummies, a profusion of vases of hard and valuable stones from the royal table service stood about the body, the store-rooms were filled with great jars of wine, perfumed ointment and other supplies, and tablets of ivory and of ebony were engraved with a record of the yearly annals of the reigns.

  • The so-called Mammoth Cave "mummies" (i.e.

  • The Feds have got me wrapped up like a mummies bandages.

  • amulets most commonly placed on mummies.

  • In the middle of this Mr Villiers Stuart came in & began to talk of mummies & the covering of the sacred ark.

  • bronze Buddhas and Egyptian Mummies also reside here in this diverse and Fascinating place.

  • Egyptology gallery with its exhibits of real mummies and other ancient relics is next door to the Assyrian Reliefs.

  • eating the flesh of mummies was a common 16th century practice in Europe.

  • We all played Mummies and Daddies [surprise] and SB was a working mommy ballet teacher - dancing and singing galore!

  • Spike catches the almost infinitesimal start Syd gives on seeing the mummies.

  • mummys is because unwrapping mummies can badly damage them.

  • mummyient Egyptian mummies for example are on display in museums all over the world.

  • mummyan>Ancient Egyptian mummies for example are on display in museums all over the world.

  • mummyan>Sugar Mummies runs at the Royal Court Jerwood Theater Downstairs until 2 September.

  • sarcophaguss now lie next to the mummies ' sarcophagi at the exhibit.

  • sarcophaguss now lie next to the mummies ' sarcophagi at the exhibit.

  • unwrapping mummies can badly damage them.

  • The cat cemetery on the west side of the town consisted of numbers of large brick chambers, crammed with burnt and decayed mummies, many of which had been enclosed in cat-shaped cases of wood and bronze.

  • The earliest literary papyrus is that known, from the name of its former owner, as the Prisse papyrus, and now preserved at Paris, containing a work composed in the reign of a king of the fifth dynasty, and computed to be itself of the age of upwards of 2500 years B,C. The papyri discovered in Egypt have often been found in tombs, and in the hands, or swathed with the bodies, of mummies.

  • It is of interest to note that grape-stones have been found with mummies in Egyptian tombs of not later age than 3000 years.

  • The Guanches embalmed their dead; many mummies have been found in an extreme state of desiccation, each weighing not more than 6 or 7 lb.

  • Probably no extinct animal has left such abundant evidence of its former existence; immense numbers of bones, teeth, and more or less entire carcases, or " mummies," as they may be called, having been discovered, with the flesh, skin and hair in situ, in the frozen soil of the tundra of northern Siberia.

  • The scope of the archaeologist's studies must include every department of the ancient history of man as preserved in antiquities of whatever character, be they tumuli along the Baltic, fossil skulls and graven bones from the caves of France, the flint implements, pottery, and mummies of Egypt, tablets and bas-reliefs from Mesopotamia, coins and sculptures of Greece and Rome, or inscriptions, waxen tablets, parchment rolls, and papyri of a relatively late period of classical antiquity.

  • Remains of the mummies of dogs and similar animals sacred to these deities are scattered among the debris on the hillside in abundance.

  • The tales that grains of wheat found in the cerements of Egyptian mummies have been planted and come to maturity are no longer credited, for the vital principle in the wheat berry is extremely evanescent; indeed, it is doubtful whether wheat twenty years old is capable of reproduction.

  • The larger animals were represented in mummies by the head and a selection of the bones.

  • Bones of bulls and male calves, especially crania, were collected and formed into huge ox-like mummies.

  • A single choachyte would have an interest, not always the sole interest, in a large number of mummies, and these interests could be disposed of by will or contract, bought and sold.

  • The taricheutae, or embalmers, had no permanent interest in the mummies they prepared.

  • Thanks to the great care expended on the preservation of the royal dead, although the mummies of all the other kings have disappeared, a wonderful series of the Theban kings and queens of the New Kingdom from the XVIIth Dynasty to the XXIst Dynasty has come down to us.

  • In Lower Egypt practically all the mummies have perished; but in Upper Egypt, as they were put out of reach of the inundation, the cemeteries, in spite of rifling and burning, yield immense numbers of preserved bodies and skeletons; attention has from time to time been directed to the scientific examination of these in order to ascertain race, cause of death, traces of accident or disease, and the surgical or medical processes which they had undergone during life, &c. This department of research has been greatly developed by Dr Elliott Smith in Cairo.

  • He has examined not only the more recently found of the royal mummies, but also multitudes of skeletons, &c., which have been brought from the official excavations of the government and from other work.

  • The royal mummies furnish evidence of age at death as well as of health and physical character.

  • A series of forty-four mummies of priests and priestesses of the XXIst Dynasty furnished the material for an important monograph.

  • Thus the bituminous and fatty matters found about the mummies and their wrappings were employed as a sovereign remedy, particularly for wounds and contusions, and a brisk trade began in these "exudations" of mummies.

  • This led further to the medicinal use of fragments of the mummies themselves; and, finally, the starting-point was lost sight of, so that the dried or prepared flesh of criminals became one of the standard forms of mummy in the pharmacopoeia.

  • Pettigrew, A History of Egyptian Mummies (London, 1834); G.

  • In the XXIst Dynasty, when tomb robberies were rife and most of their valuables had been stolen, the royal mummies were removed from place to place and at last deposited for safety in the tomb of Amenophis II.

  • About that time a party of young Germans had arisen who professed to care little for constitutionalism and other " legal mummies," but made the preservation and extension of their own nationality their sole object.

  • According to the evidence of the mummies, the Egyptians were of slender build, with dark hair and of Caucasian type.

  • Dr Elliott Smith, who has examined thousands pf skeletons and mummies of all periods, finds that the prehistoric population of Upper Egypt, a branch of the North African-MediterraneanArabian race, changed with the advent of the dynasties to a stronger type, better developed than before in skull and muscle.

  • That circumcision (though perhaps not till puberty) was regularly practised is proved by the mummies (agreeing with the testimony of Herodotus and the indications of the early tomb sculptures) until an edict of Hadrian forbade it: after that, only priests were circumcised.

  • For historical pathology the examination of mummies and skeletons is yielding good results.

  • already in the New Kingdom the wealthiest persons had their mummies laid in several coffins, each of which was gaudily painted with mythological scenes and inscriptions.

  • Glass amulets were also commonly placed upon Ptolemaic mummies.

  • the great find of royal mummies at Deir el Bahri, shows the head frightfully hacked and split, perhaps in a battle with the Hyksos.

  • an investigation took place which showed that one of the royal tombs before the western cliffs had been completely ransacked and the mummies burnt.

  • The mummies from the despoiled tombs of the kings were the object of much anxious care to the kings of this dynasty; after being removed from one tomb to another, they were finally deposited in a shaft near the temple of Deir el Bahri, where they remained for nearly three thousand years, until the demand for antiquities at last brought the plunderer once more to their hiding-place; eventually they were all secured for the Cairo museum, where they may now be seen.

  • The contents of the tombs have been nearly destroyed by successive plunderers; enough remained to show that rich jewellery was placed on the mummies, a profusion of vases of hard and valuable stones from the royal table service stood about the body, the store-rooms were filled with great jars of wine, perfumed ointment and other supplies, and tablets of ivory and of ebony were engraved with a record of the yearly annals of the reigns.

  • Immediately to the north of it is the pyramid of Hawara, in which the mummies of the king and his daughter have been found (see W.

  • The so-called Mammoth Cave "mummies" (i.e.

  • These jars now lie next to the mummies ' sarcophagi at the exhibit.

  • Mummies - Of course, you can't discuss ancient Egypt without talking about mummies.

  • Representations of mummies are used regularly in Egyptian inspired interior design.

  • These representations can take many different forms, from statues of mummies to reliefs and paintings of mummies and mummification process to sarcophagus statues that open up to reveal a mummy resting inside.

  • Egyptian mummies have been discovered with facial tattoos.

  • You can also go all out by depicting a haunted house on a multi-tiered cake, adorning the dessert with skeletons and ghouls, or featuring favorite Halloween characters such as witches and mummies as cake toppers.

  • The earliest evidence of tattooing includes tattooing tools and tattooed mummies.

  • Two well-preserved Egyptian mummies from 4160 B.C.E., a priestess and a temple dancer for the fertility goddess Hathor, bear random dot and dash tattoo patterns on the lower abdomen, thighs, arms, and chest.

  • Most of the 4,000-year-old adult mummies from Xinjiang, China, had tattoos that related to their gender or social position.

  • Time rolled on, and the funhouse props ended up in warehouses, including the once-popular mummies.

  • To date, only female Egyptian mummies bear any sign of tattooing.

  • Russian archeologist, Sergei Rudenko, discovered the Pazyryk mummies of the Russian and Chinese mountains in 1948.

  • One of the oldest known mummies, Otzi the Iceman, sports an earring between 7-12 mm in diameter.

  • With the right preparations, a great theme and plenty of guests looking for a good time, your bash can be a memorable event for all those witches, vampires, mummies and werewolves who come to your door.

  • Find crime scene tape, full-sized mummies, flashing eyeballs and many more truly creepy items on this website.

  • Mike Rowe didn't approach the Discovery Channel; they approached him to host a show about mummies in Egypt.

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